I Only Work Out at Home—Here’s a Ranking of My Favorite Programs

I’ll be honest: I’m a creature of habit. Once I get myself into a routine, it’s hard for me to break out of it. Which can be a good thing, but it also means I can feel off, irritable, and downright blah when my routine is interrupted. Case in point: my workout routine. I’ve been waking up at 5 a.m. every single day for the last 12 years to get a sweat sesh in before work, and when I don’t, I feel seriously off. But about two years ago, I decided I’d rather save the money I formerly spent at the gym, along with 40 minutes of driving (L.A. traffic is real, people), by working out at home.

And while it did take some time for me to adjust and get into my groove (I don’t have any fancy cardio or weight machines; I’ve only invested in dumbells, ankle weights, and resistance bands), I’m so happy I made the change. I can honestly say I’ve never felt as strong as I do now, and that’s because I’ve found an amazing at-home program I’ve been doing for a year now. But before that, I went through quite a few different programs, and hands down, these are the best at-home workouts (ranked in order of effectiveness).